NESPA continues to monitor the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our region. We are committed to providing our members with the services they need to manage their businesses through these unusual times.
Please be aware, things are changing on daily basis in some areas, and we will continue to keep information as current as possible. If you have information about something happening on a local level, please send it me at email@example.com
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Most Recent News
On April 7, 2020 Governor Cuomo extended all restrictions enacted under Executive Order 202 for an additional thirty days until May 7, 2020. View details here.
On March 27, 2020 New York State revised its definition of essential business as to state that
“All non-essential construction must shut down except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone until it is safe to shut the site). “
Under this revised definition
- Pool construction is no longer permitted. This includes both currently open construction as well as new construction.
- Construction work does not include a single worker, who is the sole employee/worker on a job site.
- Companies can continue to provide pool & spa service.
NEW GUIDANCE FROM THE STATE:
- Pool opening has NOT been determined to be an essential business and does not currently fall under pool/spa maintenance which continues to be an essential business.
While NESPA and PHTA agree that the designation of pool maintenance as essential is correct and consistent with other guidance we have received from the state, it is our position that the failure to designate openings as essential is incorrect and we are currently asking the state to change the statement made in the above email based on the essential nature of the pool opening and start up process.
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